Out of character (OOC) indicates something said or done by the person playing a character, not the character itself. OOC speech is often interjected when explanations are required that cannot be provided in character. It is often denoted by the use of "OOC:" preceding the text or by placing the text in double parenthesis "(( ))".
- OOC: I have to go to the bathroom.
- (I have to go to the bathroom)
- ((I have to go to the bathroom))
The third version is the most preferred, as it is easily recognizable from normal speech. In the game, OOC talk should be limited to /party or /tell. Too much OOC chatter in /say tends to annoy roleplayers.